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What do you think of Durarara!
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The storyline is pretty interesting.
The characters are pretty interesting.
The way the story is told is pretty interesting.
I guess it's pretty interesting.
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Insomnist wrote:


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If you want a story of this style but much better for the love of god, just watch Baccano. Plus that's just like 13 episodes or something, so you don't need to sit through the slow start drrr has. Everybody wins.
I apparently need to get further into Baccano, 4-5 episodes in I'm still bored to tears.

I don't get the hype for it so far, but I guess I should finish it first.

If you were expecting everything in Durarara!! to fall into a single story like it does in Baccano though, I don't think that ever happens (it at least didn't in the anime). They're all separate arcs, some just share more characters than others.


I'm not sure what you mean. I watched durarara first, and you haven't even seen all of Baccano. You sort of implied that I watched Baccano first. They're made by the same author and studio. They're told in a VERY similar way. It isn't really separate arcs. It doesn't seem like they're meant to be arcs, it's just a different style of character development all eventually tying into one story. It's supposed to show how people are connected, even with how different they are. Nothing falls into a single story, since everybody is experiencing the same story in a different way. That wasn't my reasoning. I just think since there was a crazy drrr hype train, I was expecting more.

Actually now that you mention Baccano hype, I'm very surprised it has the hype that it does. I liked it a lot, I didn't love it though. I just think if OP is questioning his time, it's better to watch a 13 episode series rather than a 20plus series. Even you said you're bored after 4-5 episodes. At least that guy doesn't have to watch 15 episodes of the slow start people are claiming drrr has. I thought the whole show was slow personally. I'm just the opposite of you. I didn't like drrr and I liked Baccano, and you're the other way around. basically.
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I drop it after the 1st ep but I might give it a try again... my schedule is full right now cuz im currently wtching something else and theres more on the wait......
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I thought the story was rather average/mediocre (the only arc I truly enjoy was Celty's). All the characters were bland as hell and unlikable too.Personally think Baccano was way better.
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Insomnist wrote:


WitlessMean wrote:

If you want a story of this style but much better for the love of god, just watch Baccano. Plus that's just like 13 episodes or something, so you don't need to sit through the slow start drrr has. Everybody wins.
I apparently need to get further into Baccano, 4-5 episodes in I'm still bored to tears.

I don't get the hype for it so far, but I guess I should finish it first.


How is that even possible? I get a lot of complaints I have heard about Baccano! being confusing and hard to follow, but boring? From start to finish, Baccano goes all out...saying its boring just doesn't compute with me.

Also, Baccano! doesn't all fall into a single story, it falls into three (or more, depending on if you count the extra episodes after the main 13). The anime is the first three arcs from the LNs jumbled up into one story (although, the third arc is HEAVILY cut which is slightly disappointing due to how wonderful it is)...

If you couldn't tell, I love Baccano!...
Posted 5/9/14
I really enjoyed it, I watched the dub though.
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WitlessMean wrote:

I'm not sure what you mean. I watched durarara first, and you haven't even seen all of Baccano. You sort of implied that I watched Baccano first. They're made by the same author and studio. They're told in a VERY similar way. It isn't really separate arcs. It doesn't seem like they're meant to be arcs, it's just a different style of character development all eventually tying into one story. It's supposed to show how people are connected, even with how different they are. Nothing falls into a single story, since everybody is experiencing the same story in a different way. That wasn't my reasoning. I just think since there was a crazy drrr hype train, I was expecting more.

Actually now that you mention Baccano hype, I'm very surprised it has the hype that it does. I liked it a lot, I didn't love it though. I just think if OP is questioning his time, it's better to watch a 13 episode series rather than a 20plus series. Even you said you're bored after 4-5 episodes. At least that guy doesn't have to watch 15 episodes of the slow start people are claiming drrr has. I thought the whole show was slow personally. I'm just the opposite of you. I didn't like drrr and I liked Baccano, and you're the other way around. basically.

Ah, yeah I had got the impression it was the reverse. And I think the pacing in Durarara!! part of its charm. I don't mean to tell anyone they should or shouldn't like something, just stressing different strokes for different folks, I guess.


I don't think Durarara!! is made up of arcs, strictly speaking though. It's more like short stories, each of which has a unique plot that begins and ends. They are just structurally arranged into arcs for comprehensive storytelling purposes.

I think this is especially true because the protagonist of each arc regularly alternates, and there isn't one comprehensive plot holding the whole story together, just the characters themselves. It really unfolds like a collection of short stories.

I guess the difference is somewhat semantic, but this is what I was trying to get at roughly:


I should've used the word plots instead of stories before.

This is different from telling the same story from different points of view, since it's always different stories from different points of view. They just often bump into each other due to relative proximity while drawing from the same character pool.

This furthers every individual character arc, but there's no unifying plot that I can think of.

I could be wrong though, I'm not saying I'm right just that this is how I interpreted and experienced the story.

But I might be making every film major in the world facepalm right now, I have no idea. XD


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How is that even possible? I get a lot of complaints I have heard about Baccano! being confusing and hard to follow, but boring? From start to finish, Baccano goes all out...saying its boring just doesn't compute with me.

Also, Baccano! doesn't all fall into a single story, it falls into three (or more, depending on if you count the extra episodes after the main 13). The anime is the first three arcs from the LNs jumbled up into one story (although, the third arc is HEAVILY cut which is slightly disappointing due to how wonderful it is)...

If you couldn't tell, I love Baccano!...

As above, I don't mean to criticize anyone's likes or dislikes. But all Baccano is to me so far is a ridiculously ADHD amalgamation of insanely hyperactive people who desperately need copious amounts of Ritalin; or bullets.

I don't really care about anything, it all feels really superficial.

I am still close to the beginning though, by all accounts I expect it to grow on me by the end. And to be completely fair Durarara!! didn't make a great first impression on me either, so I will finish it off at some point to see how it goes.


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I was not intrigued (a type of boredom) with the anime.

Yeah that/this. It's about what I felt watching Inglourious Basterds.
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sundin13 wrote:


Insomnist wrote:


WitlessMean wrote:

If you want a story of this style but much better for the love of god, just watch Baccano. Plus that's just like 13 episodes or something, so you don't need to sit through the slow start drrr has. Everybody wins.
I apparently need to get further into Baccano, 4-5 episodes in I'm still bored to tears.

I don't get the hype for it so far, but I guess I should finish it first.


How is that even possible? I get a lot of complaints I have heard about Baccano! being confusing and hard to follow, but boring? From start to finish, Baccano goes all out...saying its boring just doesn't compute with me.

Also, Baccano! doesn't all fall into a single story, it falls into three (or more, depending on if you count the extra episodes after the main 13). The anime is the first three arcs from the LNs jumbled up into one story (although, the third arc is HEAVILY cut which is slightly disappointing due to how wonderful it is)...

If you couldn't tell, I love Baccano!...


I was not intrigued (a type of boredom) with the anime.
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LOVED IT! It is still in my top 10 of all anime i have watched.. Cannot wait for the upcoming season!
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It is a very good show. The thing I like best about it is how all the different sub plots with the different characters flow together. I liked how the supernatural elements were included alongside the regular characters. I don't think I've seen seen a show quite like it before. I'm not going to say it's one of the greatest anime of all time, but it's ranks very highly for me.
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I thought Baccano was a lot of fun but I wasn't too crazy about Durarara. It's been a while since I've seen it but I just remember being annoyed with the ending. Can't remember what about though...
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You don't care about anything so far in Baccano? I respect that. I just don't know how you could have cared about any of the drrr characters in the beginning either. Especially the first character that was introduced. He was boring as hell. Seems to me like you just liked the pace of drrr more than Bacanno. Bacanno is faster paced because it's done in a much shorter amount of episodes than drrr. Although I never got the adhd feel that you say you have. I think it's pretty easy to follow, and the characters separate stories seem to be more intertwined than the people of drrr. Not to mention the characters themselves are just more interesting. I mean Baccano has a bunch of awesome crazy people and immortals vs.........high school students for the most part. I mean there's that information broker, celty (who's story is much lamer than I thought it would be) and that guy who throws stuff. Their pretty cool, but you don't spend much time with them. Oh well, there's a second season of drrr on its way, so I'm expecting to learn more about those characters. That could change my mind about the series.
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Posted 5/10/14 , edited 5/10/14

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You don't care about anything so far in Baccano? I respect that. I just don't know how you could have cared about any of the drrr characters in the beginning either. Especially the first character that was introduced. He was boring as hell. Seems to me like you just liked the pace of drrr more than Bacanno. Bacanno is faster paced because it's done in a much shorter amount of episodes than drrr. Although I never got the adhd feel that you say you have. I think it's pretty easy to follow, and the characters separate stories seem to be more intertwined than the people of drrr. Not to mention the characters themselves are just more interesting. I mean Baccano has a bunch of awesome crazy people and immortals vs.........high school students for the most part. I mean there's that information broker, celty (who's story is much lamer than I thought it would be) and that guy who throws stuff. Their pretty cool, but you don't spend much time with them. Oh well, there's a second season of drrr on its way, so I'm expecting to learn more about those characters. That could change my mind about the series.
/agree to disagree, I guess.

I just wanted to add that I'm reading an article about plots that don't correspond with the classical goal-oriented structures, where Durarara!! would be described as an ensemble plot. I think it's interesting that it's deviancy in structure might be a cause for some people's issues with liking it, since it diverges from instilled expectations.

Just kind of an interesting anecdote. I thought of this when I was reading it.
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I like it.



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Yeah I definitely think that's a big reason people would have issues with it. That's not the reason I have issues with it, but many people don't like change. For example, there are people that don't like episodic shows just because their.....episodic, which I think is idiotic (lol the rhyme). How could you diskike bebop or nichijou just because they're episodic. That's a pretty shallow reason in my opinion. Anyway yeah, we can disagree. The point of this conversation wasn't me trying to change anyone's mind about the show or anything like that. I'm happy to have had this conversation since you're actually an intelligent person who likes to talk about anime as much as I do. Good stuff.
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